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Rahul Gandhi slams govt for extending legal help to Amit Shah's son

Gandhi and the Congress have slammed Shah and Modi over Jay Shah's financial dealings

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi | Photo: Twitter (@INCIndia)

vice-president Rahul today took a dig at the and the government over the latter extending legal help to party chief Amit Shah's son in a defamation case he has filed against a news website over a report about his financial dealings.

"State legal help for Shah-Zada! Why this, why this Kolaveri Da?," he tweeted.

He also tagged a news report entitled "Jay Attempts to Gag 'The Wire'", the news portal which had carried a report on a firm linked to the chief's son seeing a huge jump in turnover after the saffron party came to power at the Centre in 2014.

has filed a criminal defamation case in a metropolitan court in Ahmedabad against the portal, its journalists and the company that runs it. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has been granted government permission to represent him in the case.

and the have mounted an all-out attack against Shah and Prime Minister over Jay Shah's financial dealings. They have repeatedly questioned the prime minister's "silence" on the issue.

The also demanded Shah's sacking and a probe by two Supreme Court judges into the entire episode.

First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 21:47 IST